Underclass Trials - Wisconsin: Statistical Analysis


Christian Barczi
Wisconsin Staff

The Wisconsin Underclass Trials took place on Wednesday, June 19 at the Hitters Baseball Academy in Caledonia, Wisconsin. There was plenty of talent in the classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 that was on display at the event -- making it difficult to pinpoint some of the very best performers. 

The event Quick Hits have already been released, which cover our initial impressions on some of the top performers. Below, the statistical analysis will break down the top numbers from each statistical category recorded at the event. 

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Max Fastball

RHP/3B Isaiah Cerfus had the day’s best fastball, sitting 85-86 and topping at 87. RHP/OF Isaac Engelbrecht wasn’t far behind, maxing at 86 MPH.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Isaiah Cerfus WI Union Grove 2021 RHP 87 mph
2 Isaac Engelbrecht WI Oak Creek 2021 RHP 86 mph
3 James Reese WI University School of Milwaukee 2022 RHP 84 mph
4 Jonathan Kim WI Brookfield Academy 2022 OF 83 mph
^ Alex Hayes WI Muskego 2021 LHP 83 mph
5 Nicholas Clarkson IL Lake Forest 2021 3B 82 mph
^ Caden Capomaccio WI Notre Dame Academy 2022 RHP 82 mph
^ Kellan Short WI Catholic Memorial 2021 RHP 82 mph
^ Gradin Taschner WI Neenah 2022 RHP 82 mph


60-Yard-Dash

OF/C Anthony Gross showed off the best speed at the event but C/SS Levi Kline, OF/2B Boone Mathison, and OF/RHP Peyton Seebacher were all right behind him. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Anthony Gross WI Catholic Memorial 2021 OF 7.01
2 Levi Kline WI Baraboo 2022 C 7.04
3 Boone Mathison WI Tomah 2021 OF 7.05
^ Peyton Seebacher WI Muskego 2021 OF 7.05
4 Caleb Rogosienski WI Mukwonago 2021 OF 7.06
^ Jonathan Kim WI Brookfield Academy 2022 OF 7.06
5 Maurice Rockette WI Wauwatosa East 2021 OF 7.09
^ Nolan Rowe WI Rice Lake 2021 C 7.09


Exit-Velocity

C/OF Noah Berndt, RHP/C Kellan Short, and C/3B Luke Hessenauer all featured the day’s best exit velocity off the tee -- topping out at 91 MPH. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Luke Hessenauer WI Milton 2021 C 91
^ Noah Berndt WI Winneconne 2021 C 91
^ Kellan Short WI Catholic Memorial 2021 RHP 91
2 Jacob Modjeski WI Port Washington 2021 3B 90
3 Jonathan Kim WI Brookfield Academy 2022 OF 88
^ Anthony Tomczak WI Muskego 2021 C 88
^ Wendell Waukau Jr. WI Menominee Indian 2022 1B 88
^ George Henkel WI Hartford Union 2021 RHP 88
^ Eli Zollar WI Ashwaubenon 2023 RHP 88
4 Aidan Ripp WI Sun Prairie 2022 C 87
^ Caleb Rogosienski WI Mukwonago 2021 OF 87
5 Ryan Blanchard WI Kettle Moraine 2021 SS 86
^ Nolan Hodgins WI Case 2021 RHP 86
^ Ethan Horon WI Union Grove 2022 3B 86

 

Infield Velocity

3B/RHP Gradin Taschner and 2B/SS Darryl Jackson showcased the best arms from across the diamond -- with both prospects topping out at 84 MPH on throws from shortstop. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Gradin Taschner WI Neenah 2022 RHP 84
^ Darryl Jackson WI King 2021 SS 84
2 Josh DeGroot WI Union Grove 2022 SS 82
3 Colin Dailey WI Cedarburg 2021 RHP 81
4 Connor Sempf WI Boyceville 2021 SS 80
5 Nicholas Clarkson IL Lake Forest 2021 3B 79
^ George Henkel WI Hartford Union 2021 RHP 79


Outfield Velocity

OF/C Anthony Gross continued to show off plus-outfield tools; featuring the day’s best outfield arm on top of his event best 60-time.

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Anthony Gross WI Catholic Memorial 2021 OF 87
2 Peyton Seebacher WI Muskego 2021 OF 85
^ Jonathan Kim WI Brookfield Academy 2022 OF 85
3 Alex Hale WI Oak Creek 2021 OF 84
4 Caleb Rogosienski WI Mukwonago 2021 OF 83
5 Evan Weber WI Muskego 2021 OF 82


Catcher Velocity

C/OF Noah Berndt had the best catcher-arm at the event -- topping out at 80 MPH from the crouch. 

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Noah Berndt WI Winneconne 2021 C 80
2 Evan Long WI Tomah 2021 RHP 76
^ Nolan Rowe WI Rice Lake 2021 C 76
3 Kellan Short WI Catholic Memorial 2021 RHP 74
4 Luke Hessenauer WI Milton 2021 C 72
5 Andrew Kisting WI New Berlin Eisenhower 2021 C 71
^ Anthony Tomczak WI Muskego 2021 C 71


Pop-Times

C/OF Nolan Rowe and RHP/C Kellan Short both showed off sub-2.1 pop times. Rowe had the best throw of the day, clocking in at 2.01 from the crouch.

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Nolan Rowe WI Rice Lake 2021 C 2.01-2.13
2 Kellan Short WI Catholic Memorial 2021 RHP 2.09-2.13
3 Noah Berndt WI Winneconne 2021 C 2.13-2.20
4 Anthony Tomczak WI Muskego 2021 C 2.13-2.31
5 Luke Hessenauer WI Milton 2021 C 2.20-2.34



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